The right of return is a red herring - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    Everyone (except for fear-mongering nationalists) know that the right of return will not be fulfilled by moving millions of people to Israel. The reiteration of the right of return is nothing to be surprised by, obviously the Palestinians cannot give up the right of return before negotiations (which Israel wants) and expect to get any kind of compensation. However, the solution has been known for decades, and it is that the international community (EU and US) supplies most of the money that will be used to compensate people on both sides. You can for example look at the Arab peace initiative (which "your people" fails to even recognize the existence of) which mentions a "just solution" to the refugee problem, rather than a return of the refugees to Israel. The RoR is a tool that Israeli hardliners use to scare the public away from negotiations with the Palestinians.

    from the article: Senior Labor minister: Without peace talks, even U.S. may soon recognize Palestinian state
    First published 10:48 26.12.10 | Last updated 10:48 26.12.10
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